Y’all get ready for a night of heartbreak, sing-alongs, and ground stoppin’ because Lucero & Ryan Bingham are coming to town with Twin Forks on Thursday, March 5th at Austin Music Hall. Lucero is one hell of a country rock band. Fronted by Ben Nichols, Lucero is the type of band where as soon as you hear vocals, you either immediately recognize it, or need to find out who it is you’re listening to. Widely regarded as one of the most hard-working bands in the U.S., Lucero has released seven full lengths, two live performance DVDs, and play a shockingly high amount of shows–something to the tune of 200 a year. Their sound is full of southern soul, heartbreak, and of course songs about the road. Lucero have a loyal fanbase, one that frequently ends up right up front and screaming every word.
Ryan Bingham is an Americana artist known for his hits on Jeff Bridges’ feature film, “Crazy Heart,” which rightfully led Bingham to a Golden Globe, and eventually an Oscar. Bingham perfected his authentic, cowboy-rooted sound from not only heartbreak and personal loss, but also from traveling with a New Mexican rodeo as a kid. With his style of mournful melodies, rusty vocals, (sounds that are widely praised for falling within the realms of Bob Dylan and The Band) Ryan Bingham is placed highly on the Nashville music totem pole.
Twin Fork‘s highly adept frontman, Chris Carrabba, has lead many other renowed bands such as 90’s emo band Further Seems Forever, and early 00’s alternative rock band Dashboard Confessional. With his newest Country music endeavor, it’s clear Carrabba can do a lot of different genres very, very, well. Twin Forks has released just one EP and full length so far, but they’re already label mates with other successful bands like City and Colour, Tokyo Police Club, and The Lumineers. Twin Forks can be described as raucous, clap-along folk music, with both male and female fronted vocals and catchy hooks. Carrabba says “whatever makes the audience stomp their feet and sing at the top of their lungs, that’s what I want to be doing.”
Lucero plays Austin Music Hall on Thursday, March 5th with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks. Tickets are available here.